When she was nine years old, the Caughnawagas captured
Rebecca turning her into a slave. Three years ago, the
Lenapes rescued her and brought her to their Pennsylvania
village where Snow Woman adopted Rebecca as her daughter.
Fur trader and Lenape blood brother Daniel Chamberlain
arrives at the village. He informs his "brothers" that
their goods have not yet arrived and that the French claim
their land as theirs. He also cannot resist gazing at
Rebecca. Quickly they fall in love, but he has a goal to
prove to his family he can make it and she feels loyalty
towards her adopted mother and tribe. On top of their
personal dilemma, the outbreak of war between the French
and English over who owns the North American colonies makes
it is unsafe for anyone to travel the countryside.
There is no doubt that readers will think of the Last of
the Mohicans with the backdrop and in many ways this well
written colonial romance fits as the exciting story line
provides insight into the precarious era. What is somewhat
different than the Cooper classic is that the audience also
receives a powerful look at the impact the French and
Indian War has on an Indian tribe. The lead couple is a
warm pair deserving of one another. Many readers will have
wished they spent more time together but the realism of war
impeding their courtship makes for a stronger overall novel
and just a fine time for historical and Pre Revolutionary
War romance readers.
Rebecca Scott, captured by the Indians as a child, learns to embrace the Indian way of life. When Daniel Chamberlain, a young, ambitious fur trader and land agent, rides into her village, he changes her life forever.
Daniel is estranged from his wealthy Philadelphia family. He wants to reconcile with them but must prove himself first, maust make a success of his business. A woman has no place in his life . . . until he meets Rebecca.
When the western Pennsylvania frontier erupts in flames, Rebecca is torn between her love for Daniel and compassion for the very people who are creating such havoc in the backcountry.